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 Wednesday, 13-November-2002  11:59:02 (GMT +10) - by Agg

One_nil sent in some info about the PlayStation3, here and info on the main processor here. It will have the ability to do north of 1 trillion mathematical calculations per second, roughly 100 times more than a single Pentium 4 chip running at 2.5GHz.

Digit-Life have their hardware digest for October posted.

Dan's added a couple more coolers to his comparison, namely the Cool Tank Breeze for P4 and Twin Breeze for SocketA, both made by Coolink.

Accelenation have a preview of Doom III, with a fair bit of 3D theory and gaming history thrown in for good measure. Everything else with screenshots of Doom III has been yanked off the web pretty quickly, so we'll see how long this stays up.

Jobbers wondered if we'd featured cwaugh's amazing castle PC on the front page yet. We have, and judging by the Page Views count it's been linked from a few other sites too - but it's worth a look if you missed it.

HardwareAccelerated have an interview with David Kirk from NVIDIA. HotHardware previewed their upcoming Quadro 4 XL workstation product.

Thor noticed this article about Palladium over on TheRegister. Palladium is not secure Windows. Not exactly. Nor is it a standalone OS. Not exactly. Manferdelli presents it as a sort of parallel OS that is securely ringfenced from Windows, but which doesn't run all the time, and which actually you wouldn't want to run all the time.

Digit-Life have a roundup of SiS Xabre 400 video cards.

This has been rumoured for a while, but Xbit have confirmed that the AthlonXP 2600+ and 2700+ have appeared on the Japanese market with a 333MHz FSB. This is interesting, because the XP2600+ was originally released (as per our review) with the older 266MHz FSB. It worth to mention that there are very few 2600+ chips with 266MHz FSB support all around the world at this time, hence, it may eventually appear that AMD will offer its products with this model number only for the 333MHz system bus.

8Balls have compared DDR memory from 3 of the big hitters: Corsair, Crucial and Mushkin.

The forecast for those wanting ADSL seems to be improving, with Telstra apparently looking at making it work over the dreaded RIM lines soonish, thanks DJ-Studd.

mjcrow sent in RefreshForce, which apparently UNIVERSALLY and PERMANENTLY fixes the Windows 2000/XP refresh rate problem. Good if you're stuck in a low refresh in games.

OCNZ have a 5-way roundup of KT400 motherboards, for socketA AMD CPUs and DDR memory.

We've seen this before, but it's got to be the ultimate timewaster.. FHM's list of the Top 100 Greatest Online Games with links. I can hear the productivity dropping already.. thanks DrDevil.

Interesting Forum Threads:
Technical Advancement's Effect on the Game Industry in Games.
Fuel-injected 351 Clevo in Motoring.
Blue Orb on Motorcycle in Modding & Electronics.
Help! Overheating! in Motoring.
Making of the Big Black Radiator in Extreme Cooling.
What games are people playing? in Games.

Reviews:
Lian Li PC35 aluminium case on OCIA.
FanStorm Deluxe fanbus on KepTech.
Kuthec KTM2101 CHAOS Copper Core Heatsink on FrostyTech.
Color Cases X-Wing 101 case on FutureLooks.
Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz CPU on PCStats.
Wet and Chilly Chips AMD-XP watercooling system on ViperLair.
MSI KT3 Ultra 2 KT333-based socketA DDR motherboard on PCHardware.
Taisol Heatpipe CMK702151A socket cooler on ForumOC.
Enermax EG465P-VE power supply on Inside-Hardware.
Vantec Tornado 80mm fan on EnvyNews.
Logitech MX500 Optical Mouse on EnvyNews.
Samsung 152B 15inch LCD screen on RatedPC.



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